Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Don Johnson will star in Sick Note a brand new comedy for Sky Atlantic to air in 2017.
The show tells the tale of compulsive liar Daniel Glass (Grint), who is stuck in a failing relationship and dead end job, under the thumb of his irrepressible boss Kenny West (Johnson). Just when things couldn’t get any worse, he’s diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, and suddenly, everyone starts to treat him better.
Except, Daniel’s diagnosis was a false one, made by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth, Dr Ian Glennis (Frost), and that’s when Glass has a big decision to make. Does he come clean and go back to his rubbish old life, or keep it a secret and pretend to be ill? Naturally, he goes for the latter, but the lies very quickly spiral out of control…
The series is written by two great names who should be very familiar to TVO readers: Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz, and is set to be directed by another: none other than the fantastic Matt Lipsey.
Lipsey’s past credentials include Human Remains, Catterick, Saxondale, Psychoville, This is Jinsey and Man Down to name but a few, and he’s recently directed both the Walliams & Friend Christmas special and BBC One’s Shakespearean comedy Upstart Crow for good measure.
Nat Saunders, on the other hand, has written for the likes of Cardinal Burns, Trollied, Big Train and Smack The Pony as well as being the man behind the cult series Misery Bear. And, of course, you know James Serafinowicz thanks to his work on The Peter Serafinowicz Show, Big Train, Fit and Brass Eye.
All in all then, a pretty well connected show behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera, and we’re itching to find out more. Sick Note is expected to air in early 2017.